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Scary Movie 5 Trailer Will Scare You (If You Expect Comedies to be Funny)

23 December 2012 4:07 PM, PST | Beyond Hollywood | See recent Beyond Hollywood news »

Here’s the trailer for David Zucker’s “Scary Movie 5″, which parodies the “Paranormal Activity” series. This isn’t to be mistaken with Marlon Waynes’ “A Haunted House”, which, yes, also parodies the “Paranormal Activity” movies. Unfortunately, unlike Waynes’ film, which seems to be going balls out to make you laugh, “Scary Movie 5″, er, doesn’t seem to be making that much of an effort. Though I have to admit, the cameo from Lindsay Lohan and Charlie Sheen is amusing, especially the scene of Lohan seeing herself on TV. That made me chuckle. The rest? Not so much. Here’s the plot, though honestly, it doesn’t seem to jive that much with the trailer: Three dancers — one veteran performer and two upstarts who are also best friends — vie for the lead in a new production from a snooty, aloof, imperious, and oversexed director. Starring Ashley Tisdale, Kate Walsh, »

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Hank Azaria: 'Simpsons' actor sues over 'Jim Brockmire' character rights

19 November 2012 12:44 PM, PST | Pop2it | See recent Pop2it news »

It's the case of he said-he said in a copyright kerfuffle, as "The Simpsons" actor, Hank Azaria sues over the rights to his character, "Jim Brockmire."

The Wrap reports Azaria filed a lawsuit seeking a declaration that fellow actor, Craig Bierko has no claim over the character's voice. Azaria, who voices Mr. Burns, Chief Wiggum and Moe Szyslak for "The Simpsons," says his plans to develop a feature film based on the Brockmire character are being foiled by Bierko's claims that he collaborated with Azaria in creation of the character's voice.

Azaria wants a judge to tell Bierko a character's voice is not copyrightable, so he can move forward with motion picture plans.

Th voice in question made its debut in a 2010 "Funny or Die" sketch.

Gamechangers Ep 3: A Legend in the Booth with Hank Azaria from Hank Azaria »


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'Simpsons' Actor Hank Azaria Sues Craig Bierko Over Character Rights

16 November 2012 1:31 PM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Hank Azaria, who provides the voices for a host of characters on "The Simpsons," including Moe Szyslak and Chief Wiggum, is suing over the rights to one of his characters. Azaria and his How to Pictures, Inc. filed suit Wednesday against "Leap Year" actor Craig Bierko in U.S. District Court in Central California on Wednesday, saying that Bierko is jeopardizing a potential movie deal by falsely laying claim to a voice that Azaria claims he created nearly 30 years ago. »

- Tim Kenneally

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Hank Azaria Sues Craig Bierko to Keep Ownership of Baseball Announcer Character (Video)

16 November 2012 6:07 AM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

Two Hollywood actors are moving a decades-long game over who has a better baseball announcer "voice" into a courtroom. On one side is Hank Azaria, who is most famous for performing the voices of Moe, Apu, Chief Wiggum, Comic Book Guy and more on The Simpsons. Azaria has also starred in Mad About You, Godzilla, Shattered Glass, The Birdcage and other TV shows and films. On the other side is Craig Bierko, who has had his own solid career on the stage, in films like Cinderella Man and TV shows including Sex and the City. Azaria is now suing

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A Cast of Stephen Colbert, Neil Patrick Harris, Patti LuPone and More Puts Stephen Sondheim in Excellent "Company"

7 November 2012 10:30 AM, PST | | See recent JustPressPlay news »

Stephen Sondheim fans rejoice! Over a year since the New York Philharmonic Orchestra revived Company for a weekend, the sensational concert performance starring Anika Noni Rose, Christina Hendricks, Craig Bierko, Jon Cryer, Martha Plimpton, Neil Patrick Harris, Patti LuPone, and Stephen Colbert is finally released on Blu-ray (and DVD). The musical tells the story of perpetually 35-year-old Bobby in a series of vignettes that show his interactions with his married friends and various girlfriends as he explores “the challenge of maintaining relationships in an increasingly depersonalized society.” A theme that Sondheim found important to examine in 1970 and that audiences still find important today.



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Elementary Round Table: "Lesser Evils"

5 November 2012 2:00 PM, PST | TVfanatic | See recent TVfanatic news »

Simply put, Elementary aired one of its best episodes last Thursday.

What was cause for such celebration? In this edition of the TV Fanatic Round Table, staff members Carissa Pavlica and Kate Brooks are joined by joined by Amanda from and Brian from Geek Magazine as they break down "Lesser Evils." What did you think of the installment?


What was your favorite scene from the episode?

Carissa: When Sherlock told Watson how much he enjoyed his insight into her career. I like when he acknowledges her and gets his head out of his own arse.

Kate: I really loved the scene when Carrie came into the apartment, my initial thought was "the girl died" but instead we got to see that Watson was indeed right then the line, "you were always a good friend Joan but you were a better doctor" and has harsh as that comment »

- (TV Fanatic Staff)

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Elementary Round Table: "The Rat Race"

30 October 2012 10:41 AM, PDT | TVfanatic | See recent TVfanatic news »

Elementary viewers witnessed the evolution of Watson and Sherlock on "The Rat Race," as this new CBS drama continued to up the character development ante.

In the latest edition of the TV Fanatic Round Table, staff members Carissa Pavlica and Jim Garner are joined by Amanda from and Brian from Geek Magazine as they break down the adventures of this iconic detective...


What was your favorite scene from the episode?

Carissa: Really, that talk at the end cannot be beat. I've always been a huge fan of Aidan Quinn and have wondered why he chose a supporting role. That material against Jonny Lee Miller finally gave him the light he deserved. It was beautifully played on both sides. Anyone who had doubts about Elementary should have been greatly pleased by that scene. It showed great depth and hints of where Elementary can take us in the future. »

- (TV Fanatic Staff)

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Exclusive: Lisa Edelstein Lands Explosive Role on CBS' Elementary

2 October 2012 12:41 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

Lisa Edelstein‘s next move is an Elementary one, with a role on CBS’ hit new Sherlock Holmes drama.

TVLine has learned exclusively that the House alum will guest-star on the seventh episode of Elementary as Heather Vanowen, the charismatic CEO of a high-end PR consultancy.

Described as bright and confident, Heather will cross paths with Jonny Lee Miller’s Sherlock Holmes during his investigation of a deadly bombing that appears to have been aimed at her company.

Related | Elementary Exclusive: Craig Bierko, Third Watch Alum Pique Sherlock’s Interest

Since wrapping her House run at the end of the »

- Matt Webb Mitovich

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Two Photos from Scary Movie 5

28 September 2012 6:18 AM, PDT | Filmofilia | See recent Filmofilia news »

We have added two new photos from Scary Movie 5, featuring Anger Management star Charlie Sheen, Lindsay Lohan, Angela Raiola (Mob Wives) and Sheree Whitfield (The Real Housewives of Atlanta).

Ashley Tisdale, Kate Walsh, Craig Bierko, Terry Crews, Molly Shannon, Heather Locklear, and Erica Ash also co-star, while Malcolm D Lee direct from a script by Airplane!’s David Zucker and The Naked Gun’s Pat Proft.

Snooty, aloof, imperious, and oversexed French dance company director Pierre is putting on a new production. Jody (Tisdal), a Caucasian late-20s mother of two and her late-20s African American friend Kendra are both vying for the lead in the production. Jody’s extremely controlling former dancer mother is determined that Jody will have the brilliant career that eluded her. The highly skilled mid-30s Diva veteran dancer with the company, Heather Daltry, gets cut from the production and goes berserk.

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- Allan Ford

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Are Elementary's Holmes and Watson a Crime-Solving Dream Team?

27 September 2012 8:00 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

Is TV big enough for two Sherlocks? With the premiere of its new crime-solving drama, Elementary, on Thursday night, CBS certainly hopes so. But we want your thoughts about the Eye network’s modern take on the famous detective.

Related | Elementary Exclusive: Newsroom Actor Nabs Guest Spot as Sherlock’s Ally

First, a brief refresher: While Jonny Lee Miller’s sleuth may share a name with the literary icon played by Benedict Cumberbatch in PBS’ Sherlock, the similarities pretty much end there. This version of Holmes has relocated to New York City, where he works as a consultant to the »

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Genuinely Terrifying Image From ‘Scary Movie 5′

20 September 2012 12:00 PM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

If you’re tired of all our high brow coverage of the latest art house films and experimental cinematic soirees, then perhaps you will enjoy this delightful shot from the upcoming Scary Movie 5. It depicts two of its stars, Charlie Sheen and Lindsay Lohan, in bed together. Part of me wonders if the two just ended up in bed together after a drug/drink (delete where applicable) fueled bender, and there just happened to be a camera crew waiting. This shot is said to be taken from the opening scene.

Scary Movie 5 is released 19th April 2013 in the Us. I stars Charlie Sheen, Lindsay Lohan, Ashley Tisdale, Molly Shannon, Heather Locklear, and Craig Bierko.

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First Look: Lindsay Lohan & Charlie Sheen Make The Ultimate Hook-Up In 'Scary Movie 5'

20 September 2012 8:35 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Oh hey, check it out, a first look at the early contender for worst film of 2013. I mean... it's a first look photo of perennial arrestee Lindsay Lohan and human punchline Charlie Sheen, the ultimate Hollywood hookup, in their "outrageous, sexy and hilarious opening scene" in the upcoming Dimension Film "Scary Movie 5." Dear lord, why. Why? Maybe because the "Scary Movie" franchise has grossed $429 million to date with none of the films ever having a budget over $50 million. Not amazing numbers (wait, why do these movies need to cost $40-some million?), but apparently good enough. And they probably continue to rake in money on DVD/cable/VOD etc. Due April 19, 2013, "Scary Movie 5" also stars actors from the has been pile like Ashley Tisdale, Kate Walsh, Molly Shannon, Heather Locklear and Craig Bierko. When Can We Buy Tickets!? We shouldn't judge. Everyone's got to eat. And sometimes eating means starring in. »

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Blu-ray, DVD Release: Company (2011)

13 September 2012 12:37 PM, PDT | Disc Dish | See recent Disc Dish news »

Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: Nov. 13, 2012

Price: DVD $24.98, Blu-ray $29.98

Studio: Image

Neil Patrick Harris leads an all-star cast in the 2011 revival of Company.

First produced in 1970 from a book by George Furth with music and lyrics by the legendary Stephen Sondheim (West Side Story), the musical comedy Company was again mounted in 2011 with an all-star cast and orchestrations by the New York Philharmonic.

The cast of the four-nights-only 2011 revival is led by Neil Patrick Harris (A Very Harold &Kumar Christmas) and also includes Craig Bierko (The Change-Up), Stephen Colbert, Jon Cryer (TV’s Two and a Half Men), Christina Hendricks (TV’s Mad Men), Broadway song-and-dance veterans Patti LuPone and Katie Finneran, Martha Plimpton (The Goonies) and Anika Noni Rose (For Colored Girls).

Company’s plot revolves around unable-to-commit bachelor Bobby (Harris), the five married couples who are his best friends, and his three girlfriends. Unlike most book musicals, which follow a clearly delineated plot, »

- Laurence

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Is Lindsay Lohan Causing Issues on the Set of Scary Movie 5

13 September 2012 | Horror Asylum | See recent Horror Asylum news »

The production on the Malcolm Lee directed sequel spoof 'Scary Movie 5' is already having issues particularly with a certain Lindsay Lohan (below). According to various reports the actress has said to have taken a real dislike to the script which would be the source of self-parody for Miss Lohan ('Machete', 'I Know Who Killed Me') whose career has become somewhat complicated to say the least in the past few years. She, along with equally troubled star Charlie Sheen, would both appear in the follow-up poking a little fun at themselves like any good humoured celebrity should but rumours have it that not only has the 26-year old star faked having walking pneumonia to get out of the job but balked at the idea of having an on-screen snog with Sheen as the script requires. Lohan's busy-bee reps have already denied these claims, 'These stories are untrue, »

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Heather Locklear Locked in for Mother Role in Scary Movie 5 Spoof Sequel

10 September 2012 | Horror Asylum | See recent Horror Asylum news »

The spectacularly stunning Heather Locklear is the latest to join the ever-increasing cast of Malcolm Lee's sequel 'Scary Movie 5'. Locklear who made her name is popular 80's shows such as 'Tj Hooker', 'Dynasty' and then continued her small screen success with the role of Amanda on 'Melrose Place' will be set to parody the role filled by Barbara Hershey in twisted horror tale 'Black Swan'. The 50-year old Locklear (below), who still looks fantastic, will be joining Craig Bierko ('Scary Movie 4'), Ashley Tisdale ('High School Musical 3: Senior Year'), Erica Ash ('MADtv'), Terry Crews ('The Expendables 2'), Roland 'Lil Duval' Powell, Molly Shannon, Simon Rex ('Scary Movie 3') and Lindsay Lohan ('Machete'). The actress will also be seen again on screen with Charlie Sheen her old co-star from the later seasons »

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Simon Rex and Molly Shannon Return to Scary Movie 5 Production

5 September 2012 | Horror Asylum | See recent Horror Asylum news »

'Scary Movie 5' has officially kicked off production in Georgia and the spoof sequel which will parody the likes of 'Black Swan', 'Paranormal Activity', 'Rise of the Planet of the Apes' and even '127 Hours' appears to have some new additions to the cast also. Joining the already signed on Craig Bierko ('Scary Movie 4'), Ashley Tisdale ('High School Musical 3: Senior Year'), Erica Ash ('MADtv'), Terry Crews ('The Expendables 2'), Charlie Sheen ('Scary Movie 3') and Lindsay Lohan ('Machete') comedian Roland 'Lil Duval' Powell has also jumped aboard. Along with Powell previous stars of the 'Scary Movie' franchise Molly Shannon and Simon Rex will also be back. 'Scary Movie 5' is due to open in theatres from 19 April 2013. »

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David Harbour is Sherlock Doc in Elementary

1 September 2012 11:28 AM, PDT | Boomtron | See recent Boomtron news »

Not Doctor Watson of course, because that role belongs to Lucy Liu (Joan Watson). Instead, David Harbour has landed an Elementary guest star gig as Dr. Mason Baldwin. TVline describes Mason as a brilliant surgeon who will for some reason is tagged as an “unlikely” source of help for Jonny Lee Miller’s modern  Sherlock Holmes.

While you might have recently caught Harbour in HBO’s freshmen season of Newsroom, his background seems to be in film, or rather, you probably have seen a movie with him in it, as he’s in some rather large movies like Quantum of Solace, State of Play, Revolutionary Road, Brokeback Mountain, and Green Hornet. He was also the double agent in Pan Am, a show on ABC that I actually didn’t hate (though certainly I saw the limitations of), but got the boot after season 1. Harbour joins a group of season 1 guest »

- Jay Tomio

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Elementary Exclusive: Newsroom Actor Nabs Guest Spot as Sherlock's Ally

30 August 2012 5:28 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

Sherlock Holmes has found an accomplice of sorts in The Newsroom‘s David Harbour.

TVLine has learned exclusively that the actor has booked a guest spot in an episode of CBS’ new fall drama Elementary.

He’ll play Dr. Mason Baldwin, a brilliant surgeon who becomes an unlikely ally to Jonny Lee Miller‘s Sherlock as the eccentric detective investigates a murder in a hospital.

Related | Elementary Exclusive: Craig Bierko, Third Watch Alum Molly Price Pique Sherlock’s Interest

Elementary — which bows Thursday, Sept. 27 at 10/9c — is a modern-day take on the iconic sleuth, who in this version is a »

- Megan Masters

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This week's new films

24 August 2012 4:05 PM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

The Imposter (15)

(Bart Layton, 2012, UK) Frédéric Bourdin, Charlie Parker, Carey Gibson. 99 mins.

Documentaries don't come much stranger than this. The film begins with the discovery in Spain in 1997 of a 16-year-old boy. Could this really be Nicholas Barclay, who went missing aged 13 from his home in San Antonio, Texas? Well, no. Nicholas's family welcomed this "boy" into their home without realising that he was in fact a 23-year-old French-Algerian master of deception named Frédéric Bourdin. Then things got really weird.

Shadow Dancer (15)

(James Marsh, 2012, UK/Ire) Clive Owen, Andrea Riseborough, Aidan Gillen, Gillian Anderson. 102 mins.

An embittered mother dedicated to the Ira struggle is forced to turn informer by MI5. This stark and suspenseful thriller returns documentary-maker Marsh to scripted drama after Man On Wire and Project Nim.

The Watch (15)

(Akiva Schaffer, 2012, Us) Ben Stiller, Jonah Hill, Vince Vaughn, Richard Ayoade, Rosemarie DeWitt, Mel Rodriguez. 102 mins.

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- Ryan Gilbey

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Hottie Marisa Saks Joins Cast of Dimension Films Parody Sequel Scary Movie 5

20 August 2012 | Horror Asylum | See recent Horror Asylum news »

Actress Marisa Saks (below) is the latest to sign up for to Dimension's 'Scary Movie 5' which will shoot in Atlanta, Georgia. Marisa just finished shooting for a role on new MTV comedy series 'Zach Stone is Gonna Be Famous' and is also starring in Trevor Simms' new horror thriller 'Misirlou'. She has signed up to play the role of Amy in the Malcolm D. Lee directed 'Scary Movie' sequel, the first not to feature Anna Faris ('The House Bunny'). Saks joins Craig Bierko ('Scary Movie 4'), Ashley Tisdale ('High School Musical 3: Senior Year'), Erica Ash ('MADtv'), Terry Crews ('The Expendables 2') as well as Charlie Sheen ('Scary Movie 3') and Lindsay Lohan ('Machete') in the latest follow-up in the comedy-horror parody franchise. »

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